SGI Announces ICE X High Performance Computing (HPC) Blade Server

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted November 21, 2011


SGI has introduced ICE X, its next-generation of ICE scale-out high performance computing (HPC) blade server product line to expand SGI's ability to deploy multi-petascale supercomputer offerings on a scalable platform. As reported in this article on CBR, SGI ICE X includes a design that is optimized for technical computing with integrated InfiniBand switch blades for better throughput, performance and reliability.


 

"SGI ICE X features new cooling options at the node level; a higher density form factor through unique blade design; supports up to 2,304 processor cores per rack; and Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) 56Gb/second InfiniBand support, including options for single-port, dual-port, and dual single-port Mellanox ConnectX-3 InfiniBand HCA mezzanine cards.

"The new system shows the result of 51.3 for the SGI ICE 8400 and includes SGI Performance Suite and SGI Management Suite, in addition to a choice of either SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems."

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